Legislation

Legislation

Details of legislation and government decisions that affect the operation of your business, plus advice to help you avoid falling foul of the law.

Brasserie Blanc is the first restaurant company to sign up to the scheme

Brasserie Blanc pioneers new government business scheme

By Emma Eversham

Raymond Blanc’s group of brasseries is the first restaurant company to sign up to a new government initiative that enables operators with multiple sites to deal with one local authority for advice and help

The biggest overhaul of Scotland's  licensing laws starts today

Scottish licensing law changes go live

By Emma Eversham

Happy hours in pubs, bars and clubs in Scotland will be banned from today as part of a raft of meaures to cut down on anti social drinking

The campaign is leading the fight against the mandatory alcohol code

Over 7,000 pub-goers oppose alcohol code

By Becky Paskin

There has been widespread opposition to the Government’s mandatory alcohol code, as over 7,000 pub-goers sign up to the Axe the Beer Tax, Save the Pub campaign

Chancellor Alistair Darling

Chancellor to grill banks over business lending

By Becky Paskin

Chancellor Alistair Darling is to meet with the heads of Britain’s major banks this afternoon to discuss why small and medium-sized businesses are ‘losing out’ on loans

Restaurants urged to adopt service charge code

Restaurants urged to adopt service charge code

By Emma Eversham

The British Hospitality Association calls for the industry to adopt a new voluntary code of practice for service charges to help rebuild its reputation following the controversy over tips

Britons pay third highest beer tax in EU

Britons pay third highest beer tax in EU

By Becky Paskin

Latest figures from the BBPA reveal that Britons are paying the third highest amount of beer tax on a single pint in the EU, nine times more than the Germans

FSA revises salt reduction targets

FSA revises salt reduction targets

By Emma Eversham

The Food Standards Agency publishes revised voluntary salt reduction targets for the food industry to meet by 2012 in a bid to drop peoples average daily salt intake to 6g a day

Drinks promotions to be banned under new code

Drinks promotions to be banned under new code

By Emma Eversham

Licensed premises will be banned from running all you can drink style promotions and will have to sell wines and spirits in a range of measures under the Governments proposed new code of practice

MPs demand pub industry review

MPs demand pub industry review

By Emma Eversham

MPs are urging the Competition Commission to investigate the big pub companies after a report showed that there were serious problems over the way tenants have been treated

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